Social and Cultural Injustice in Canada

Timeline created by ReinhartK
In History
  • The Indian Act

    The Indian Act
    The Indian Act was established to control the First Nations lives. The government could relocate them, and tell them what to do because of this. Indians could only obtain the right to vote if they renounced their indian status.
  • Residential School

    Residential School
    Aboriginal children were taken from their families and forced to attend these residential schools. The residential schools were like bording schools. They were run by churches, and were very strict on the children.There were 130 residential schools in Canada.
  • Aboriginal Potlatches Illegal

    Aboriginal Potlatches Illegal
    Aboriginal Potlatch celebrations were made illegal by the government under the Indian Act. The Potlatches were ceremonial feasts where possesions were given away or destroyed.
  • Chinese Head Tax

    Chinese Head Tax
    When the Chinese finished the railways, a lot of them wanted to stay and move their families here. So the government put a head tax of $50 on every Chinese person entering Canada.
  • Manitoba Government abolishes bilingual instruction

    Manitoba Government abolishes bilingual instruction
  • Wartime Elections Act exludes minorities the vote

    Wartime Elections Act exludes minorities the vote
  • The Chinese Immigration Act

    The Chinese Immigration Act
  • Hindus in B.C denied the right to vote

    Hindus in B.C denied the right to vote
  • Black Men refused service

    Black Men refused service
    Canadian courts keep the right for store/business owners to refuse to serve black customers on the basis of freedom of commerce.
  • WWII Restricts Immigration of Jewish refugees

    WWII Restricts Immigration of Jewish refugees
  • Japanese Interment Camps

    Japanese Interment Camps
  • Yukon First nations are relocated

    Yukon First nations are relocated
  • Sayisi Dene are relocated

    Sayisi Dene are relocated
    The Sayisi Dene tribe in northern Manitoba are relocated.
  • Adoption Scoop

    Adoption Scoop
    During the "Adoption Scoop" many First Nations and Metis children were adopted out of their communities without the consent of their families. 70% of these children go to Non-Aboriginal homes.
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    Cultural and Social Injustices